Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue
OVERLAND PARK, KAN. – The Malibu/Mirage Owners & Pilots Association (MMOPA) has appointed Missouri native and pilot, Dianne White, executive director effective April 1. White follows Brian Cameron who is retiring. In addition, White will continue to serve as editor of MMOPA Magazine.
White has more than 30 years of marketing and business management experience. In addition to MMOPA Magazine, she is the editor of Twin & Turbine Magazine, a post she has cumulatively held for 15 years. Previously, White was owner and president of Kansas Aircraft Corporation, a factory-appointed Cessna propeller aircraft dealer and reseller in New Century, Kan., which she and her husband, Tim White, purchased in 2013 and sold in 2016. In addition, White worked as a vice president at Cessna Aircraft and has consulted for Beechcraft, Cessna and numerous other general aviation companies and aircraft owners’ associations, including the International Comanche Society, Cessna Owners & Pilots Association, and Citation Jet Pilots Association. White is an active instrument and multi-engine-rated pilot. Having grown up in an aviation-centric family, she has been flying for 26 incident-free years and owns several aircraft.
“MMOPA is a strong, growing organization that provides resources, tools and top-caliber events, such as the annual convention, to promote safety and help members get the most out of their aircraft,” says White.
The Malibu/Mirage Owners & Pilots Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the interests and safety of owners and pilots worldwide who fly PA46 derivative (Malibu, Mirage, Meridian, JetPROP, Matrix and M-Class) aircraft. MMOPA was founded in 1988, and now serves more than 1,000 members. Membership is available to any registered or prospective owner and/or operator of qualified aircraft or any qualifying individual or organization involved with or providing a service for the PA46 family of aircraft. MMOPA is not affiliated with Piper Aircraft, nor any other manufacturer/vendor (MMOPA.com).